Following the Tennessee Titans’ fifth training camp practice on Monday, which was the first for 2021 first-round pick and cornerback, Caleb Farley, Janoris “Jackrabbit” Jenkins gave a brief review of the youngster.
Jenkins said that Farley “looked pretty good” in his first practice and said he is helping to bring along the rookie corner, according to ESPN’s Turron Davenport.
“He’s going to be part of this team, he’s going to be a big factor for the team, so I just feel like it’s my initiative as a veteran to come out, teach him ins and outs, and just work technique with him,” Jenkins said. “He looked pretty good. He’s going to be pretty good. Nice size, great hips…”
Jenkins also noted that Farley is coachable and has been picking his brain during his time in Nashville, per NFL Network’s Michael Giardi.
“He likes to work. You can tell he likes to take coaching, so I’m just excited to see him play,” Jackrabbit said. “He stay picking my brain…. It’s crazy, but it’s good at the same time because he’s going to be a factor on this team.”
When asked about head coach Mike Vrabel, Jenkins said it’s great to have a head coach who can relate to the players like the former NFL linebacker can, according to Davenport.
“He understands the players. He played in this game, so he understands…” the veteran said. “That’s very unique because if you understand the players then you understand your team. If you don’t understand your players, you don’t understand your team because players are going to complain… not really complain, but have some thoughts, disagreements, but at the end of the day, if you can go to your head coach and talk to him one-on-one, or in front of the team, and he understands where we coming from, that’s a big help for him.”
On a funny side note: Jenkins, who appears on the Titans’ official roster as “Jackrabbit Jenkins,” said he doesn’t respond to his first name, Janoris, because “that’s not my name,” per AtoZ Sports Nashville’s Luke Worsham.
Jackrabbit has been solid on the practice field for the Titans so far this offseason, but he’s already showing his ability to make an impact in other ways, like with helping Farley out, for example.